Fall Classic

Fall  is a special time when Riverlodge welcomes fishermen. It is the classic ritual of fishing the mighty Rogue River for its prized steelhead and salmon. We call it The Fall Classic because all the elements for a memorable visit converge. The fishery is at its peak. Fall brings its show of color. College football and baseball infect the conversations. Halloween is the air. The days are shorter, the nights colder and mornings brisk. This is the season we celebrate with great fishing, relaxing, and reconnecting with friends and making new ones.

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We operate a traditional fishing lodge during this period. In 2012 the classic will be from October 4th to November 4th. We limit ourselves to 8 guests in 4 boats and fish with the best local guides in flat bottom drift boats. The price remains at $400 per night all inclusive. That means your guide, boat, fishing tackle, family style meals, lodging , and our great company are all included. Unless noted all rooms are twins w/ shared baths. 3beds indicate triple room with bunk bed.

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Typically anglers come for 3 or 5 nights. 3 day trips on a weekend are great: Thursday arrival, fish Friday and Saturday  all day and Sunday half day so you can get to your plane or drive. We are happy to have you stay over and keep on fishing. We will make arrangements for your ride to the airport.

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We fish where the fish are. We either fish together or split up as conditions dictate. We fish different waters we know are producing. Our home is the Rogue River fishery but we reserve the pleasure of taking you elsewhere where the bite is on.eg  Fishing can  be great on the Chetco River 1 hour from Riverlodge. Drift fishing through the giant Redwoods near the Oregon Coast is a magical experience.

We let you decide what to do with your fish if they are keepers. Native wild fish are yours to remember with photos and a kiss. Tagged Keepers are eaten fresh or smoked for you to take home.

In the late afternoon, we return to Riverlodge and unwind. There is time before our family style meal is served up  to relax and shower. Dinner will be fresh, simple and generous. Afterwards, you can enjoy Riverlodge. Your choice: Cards, music, friends and conversations, our evenings are relaxing. Remember you get up at 6am the next morning to fish again!